What do you want to study / Courses

Registration information

Entry requirements: General entry requirements and English B (intermediate level) (Specific entry requirements 2, exemption provided for modern languages).
General entry requirements (Specific entry requirements A2, exemption provided for modern languages).

Selection: 1/3 on the basis of upper secondary school grades, 1/3 on the basis of the Swedish University Aptitude Test, 1/3 on the basis of previous university credits (Max. 165 credits may be taken into account)

Information about application for exchange students

  • Closed... AS18 week 36-42, parttime, 50%, day. Application code: SH-42341
  • Application SS19 week 04-11, parttime, 50%, day. Application code: SH-42342

Swedish for International Students 1

Course 7.5 credits

The purpose of this course is to give students a basic knowledge of Swedish, in particular spoken Swedish. The course provides an introduction to Swedish grammar, a basic vocabulary and information about Swedish pronunciation. Students become familiar with some aspects of Swedish society, climate and geography.

Please note that this course does not give eligibility to higher education conducted in Swedish. The course aims to facilitate the everyday life of international students while staying in Sweden.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: autumn semester 2015

Course design

The course is seminar-based.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to: --demonstrate basic knowledge of the grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation of Swedish --describe and reflect on Swedish society, and Sweden’s climate and geography --communicate orally and in writing in Swedish in everyday situations.


Seminar participation, written and oral assignments and a written take-home exam at the end of the course.

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2015

The above information and syllabus are based on the most recently validated decision. Any previous versions are available here.

Study Information Desk

Do you have questions about this course? Please contact the Study Information Desk and we'll help you find the answers.

Subject information


Read more about the School of Culture and Education

Study information

The Study information pages have practical information about studying and support services for students at Södertörn University